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I have found quite a few good buys recently!  Honestly, it’s really hard to find satisfactory clothes that are kind to the wallet these days.  😦  I bought items of clothing here and there, but for the most part, for the past couple of years, there was nothing, NOTHING.  The clothes that fit really well were way overpriced, and the ones that I could afford… looked like crap.  Okay, that was an exaggeration, they didn’t look like crap… but they were made from very poor quality fabrics.

Two weeks ago, I was looking for shorts for my uniform and I came across shorts that were… well… regular shorts!  Have you seen the shorts that are in stores these days???  Somehow, people like to call belts “shorts.”  I don’t understand this trend.  What is the point of having shorts when they barely cover your butt?? Okay… so I was surviving off of like… 4 shorts for the past 2 years.  One by one, they were getting knocked out of my drawers and into the arms of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  AND I had one beige short left for my uniform… This was a doo-doo moment, meaning I WAS GOING TO BE LEFT PANTLESS FOR THE SUMMER.  Yes, I was sad- that’s why I had to go shorts shopping.  And I found real shorts!  But they sold fast- look to the photo on the left- those shorts are my savior.  I now have pants for the summer!  Hallelujah, no going tribal for me I guess!

I still didn’t get work pants though, so I might have to be nakee for work…

OH and the other buy that I would like to rave about is the shirt you see in the photo!  It is a sea green (?) zipper jacket-styled shirt from Wet Seal and it was on sale!  I like the look of it, it has a very retro casual feel and the fabric is soft and light.  It was a perfect wear for today’s weather, which was high 70s, slight breeze, and a hint of summer steam.

Today, I put the combo to work (my favorites out of my recent buys) with a pair of white sandals, swatch, and a Burberry check bowling bag.  End of the day?  I felt like a SUPERSTAR walking the streets of NYC.

Just kidding.  My units of happiness increased though~
✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

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My most recent addiction is online shopping.  This all started 2 months ago when my sister and I were looking at shoes on YesWalker.  There, I found the perfect pumps, ordered them, and am now in love with those shoes~

Now, I’ve been eyeing YesStyle items for awhile now, but I never actually looked into them… If you don’t know what YesStyle is, it is an Asian online retailer that sells everything from jewelry to clothes.  I like this site because the apparel is tailored to Asian tastes in style.  Any way, a couple of weeks ago, I was bored and so I decided to look around on the site- boy that was a bad idea (well, really, a FANTASTIC IDEA).  I found so much stuff that I liked that my shopping bag totaled the thousands… It took a few weeks for me to narrow down everything to a reasonable price (by then, some of the sale prices were no longer applicable… but it was okay, the items were replaced with deals of the week clothes!).  

So I finally had a shopping bag that was decently priced for the items that I was getting AND I was extremely satisfied with the final items I chose.  I ended up getting 5 items of clothing, and my sister got 3 items, and the total of all 8 items was under $200.  Plus, since the total was over $150, there is free shipping! 🙂

I am so excited that I cannot wait to receive these items in the mail~  Check it out:

1. Dual-Pocket Long Sleeve Cardigan

2. Pink Chiffon-Hem Tunic

3. Fleece-Line Logo Print Pullover

4. Turtleneck Striped-Panel Pleated Dress

5. Cotton Blend Pullover

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Harajuku is the Japanese version of “haute couture”;  a lovely style with a wacky twist.  Above, I’ve included a recent harajuku girl style that I just cannot get over.  I love fashion and I’m always on the hunt on the web for the latest and hottest international trends.  And I just happened to come across this photo on the tokyofashion.com site.  This is an amazing site for fashion lovers 🙂 .

The Analysis:

For one, I am very attracted to the skirt and bomber jacket style.  Plus the cardigan she’s wearing has little bowties as buttons, which is a positive for this outfit.  It creates a rocker with a sweet taste in fashion sort of a look.  I mean, the majority of her clothing color is black and red, which if worn incorrectly can end up looking horrendously emo… But this harajuku girl does a good job making herself “haute couture.”  Also, she matches her heels and black stockings very adorably.  As we all know, black stockings and high heels can create the wrong image, *ehem ehem* prostitute.  LOL and back to the whole cute skirt thing, I am a huge fan of the lace on there.  Obviously this type of skirt is “in” this year, but all I’ve seen are these type of skirts with flower patterns or solid colors on them!  The lace on it is a very fresh and fashionable idea.  Love it.  🙂  And as well all know, fashion is about the entire image.  Not only are this girl’s items of clothing cute, she also has a kawaii haircut- set with bangs and all- to put the cherry on top of this ensemble.  😉

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It was only recently that 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai came out with her own fashion line, Seventy Two Changes.  She premiered with her line at Fashion Week a few months ago and her clothes are now sold in the U.S.

Though her apparel line is fairly new, I am amazed by her taste in fashion.  Here I thought she just had a great voice, dancing skills, and intelligence.  Like those aren’t enough talents, she is also very familiar with couture.  If you hadn’t had a chance to look at some of her designs, I’ve included some photos for you…

 

I know there aren’t that many ads or photos of her clothes yet, but with the ones I’ve currently seen amaze me.  Her line is very representative of her style, which I adore.  The clothes have a fun but simple style to it.  I mean, I would wear most of her clothes… probably to a party or something.  They seem very fit for a fun night out.

I definitely hope that I will see the same quality clothes at her next appearance at Fashion Week.  Maybe she won’t be like all of the other celebrities who’ve created fashion lines… Perhaps, her clothing and designs will continue to have… substance.

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Japan Fashion Week

I’m an avid follower of fashion news.  Every new innovation in the fashion world is immediately known to me.  I find fashion an interesting topic.  Every single designer has their own “style” and even though some styles are “uncreative” and “lacking material”, I feel that there is still some story behind it.  Personally, I love either the really elegant clothing or the wacky, crazy style.  That’s why I’m IN LOVE with Japanese fashion.

If you look above, you’ll see some designs from Japan Fashion Week.  I’d say those styles shown are more of the wacky, crazy style I’m talking about.  But, you know what?  IT HAS EDGE. Those dresses are absolutely brilliant; I love the prints, the appliques, the look, and most importantly, the silhouette.  To me, it all comes down to the silhouette and how it is presented on the model.  When I see those dresses, I feel like I’m no longer on Earth, but rather a different world (don’t worry, I’m not crazy, I’m just describing the effect the designs have on me).  Ya…. so moving on the Japanese Street Fashion….. I present you with…..

School Girl Fashion

TADAAA!!!!!  I’m sorry, but I’m crazy about Japanese street fashion in addition to their elegant clothing.  I love how the Japanese are not afraid to go crazy with what they want to wear.  It’s like they don’t have a fear of what others will think of them.  What courage they have… hahah… But anyways, I love the school girl look that they favor so much.  As you can see, there are many different variations of the school girl look, but each one represents the same idea: an innocent girl who is NOT AFRAID of expressing her inner beauty.  Well, that’s a little lesson about Japanese fashion.  Maybe one day I’ll come back on this topic when I learn a little bit more about Japanese Fashion.  Hope you enjoyed reading this little blurb!

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